Google earth overlay stopped showing any slope shading layers

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18 Nov, 2021 05:27 AM

Hello, some time ago Google earth sopped displaying any slope shading overlays (either standard fixed or custom colors). Is it possible to restore them?

Thank you,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Meghan on 19 Nov, 2021 03:24 PM

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    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for reaching out! We are aware that currently slope angle shading as well as the MapBuilder Overlay don't show up in Google Earth and it is on our list to address. I don't have an exact timeline on when we will get to it- currently we're in the midst of some big projects right now- but I wanted to let you know it is on our list.

    Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you and thank you for your patience!

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Meghan on 03 Dec, 2021 04:35 PM

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    Hi Alex,

    This bug has now been fixed- you should be able to display MapBuilder Overlay and Slope Angle Shading in Google Earth via the KML superoverlay.

    Thanks for your patience and thanks for using CalTopo!

  3. Meghan closed this discussion on 03 Dec, 2021 04:35 PM.

  4. KADABRA re-opened this discussion on 05 Dec, 2021 12:56 AM

  5. 3 Posted by KADABRA on 05 Dec, 2021 12:56 AM

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    Thank you, can confirm mentioned layers are working now in Google Earth.

  6. Julie closed this discussion on 06 Dec, 2021 04:03 PM.

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